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cuomo from erik. james says in connecticut there are two major problems, the deficit and more taxes. both problems are created by one party rule. what are the big issues in your state? join that conversation on facebook by looking for c-span. let us take a look at the balance of power in state. we can see here who controls the governors' seats. 30 republicans states in red, 19 democratic, and one independent in rhode island. but as your what ray has to say on our democrats line. caller: good morning. i wanted to say that i believe here in the state of texas -- our standard of living is what keeps is going. nobody can live on $7.25 hour. our standard of living is so below the economy it should be at $12 per hour. everything is so expensive right now. it should be, at the very least, $12 per hour. host: you are calling to raise the minimum wage? caller: yes, ma'am. if everybody makes at least $12 an hour, this country would boom so fast. here in the state of texas -- i think it is everywhere. the corruption of the governor and the mayor. big corporate donors, big business owners. they
, then that voting bloc isn't going to listen to you on education, on taxes, on any of this stuff. that's what's going on. >> so that's the issue. >> what do democrats get out of it? why are they pushing it? >> hispanics have been demanding something on this, and at some point -- >> but do they want the teeth, the tough requirements of worker verification? do they want the tough part of the bill? >> i think -- yes, because if you actually go to places like arizona and new mexico, and i have seen surveys of hispanic-americans, hispanic-american citizens who say second, third, fourth generation, saying i did it legally. these folks should have to do it legally. i think that there is a -- >> i just don't hear that from the latino groups. >> no, they -- >> i don't hear the interest groups pushing for real teeth. let's take a look at the president today. >> the interest groups aren't. i'm talking about rank and file hispanic-americans. >> that's positive. let's look at what he had to say. he came out for what he calls comprehensive immigration reform. it was at a speech in las vegas. he said the bi
reform the entitlement programs, put tax reform in place, go through regular order in the finance committee as the chairman and others called for, to ensure we can get this under control. it's a commonsense proposal. we did it two years ago. most democrats and most republicans here on the floor supported it in the past. democrats in the house have also supported it, about 95 of them. it's a dollar-for-dollar reduction over ten years as we raise the debt limit. for folks who are wondering today -- the presiding officer: the senator's time has expired. mr. portman: thank you, madam chair. a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from montana. mr. baucus: madam president, january 23, i think it was a wednesday, something marvelous happened. what was that? the house, on a strong bipartisan basis, passed a bill which would raise the debt limit, extend the debt limit to may 18. bipartisan. speaker boehner is to be commended. this town is criticized for its lack of working together, it's too partisan. speaker boehner found a solution to help us relieve the pressure
and pass a background check. you would be required to do that if you're illegal. pay a fine and back taxes. earn probationary legal status. learn english. continue to pay taxes. show work history and then get a green card and then apply for citizenship. effectively you would go to the back of the line. so this is a bipartisan effort. remember, some of these commissions have come together in the past, in the last four years, specifically about the debt and the president hasn't necessarily taken on the plan that they have come up with. so this will be really important to see if it actually works. >>brian: a really important provision, skills valued. we've got engineers out there, computer technology experts, people when they have skills -- for example, if they train at american universities, they would get a priority. this is what microsoft and you always heard apple saying. we need more engineers in this country. why are we training them and letting them go back home? let's give them u.s. status or a green card. marco rubio talks about a plan. >> before we can move towards a path for green
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tax hikes for roads. massachusetts is consideringdering raising the state's gasoline sales and income taxes or imposing a tax based on how far someone drives. virginia wants to end its gasoline tax and increase the sales tax instead. >>> and "the washington post" has details of a new strain of norovirus. it appeared in australia last march and is spreading in britain. here in the u.s. it's caused half of the 266 norovirus outbreaks since september. it's responsible for about >>> all right. starting out with a lot of clouds around the bay area, fog thick around san jose. reports of some scattered light showers outside today. visibilities down to a quarter mile in concord and napa so watch out for fog. hit and miss scattered showers. highs in the 50s and 60s. cold air on the weekend and maybe a few cold showers. warming up next week. weather report sponsored by new pantene. healthy makes it happen. deaths each year. >>> the search engine that is searching you. googles is handing over more information about its users to law enforcement than ever b
-class families, of which could then go to educating their kids or building up their savings. tax reform, that is also important for conservatives and republicans. host: a question from our viewer -- guest: tom cotten, the congressman from arkansas, a friend of mine. he went to harvard, which i went to, so i'm biased. he went to harvard law school, which i don't hold against him. he volunteered for the army in 2004, served as an officer in iraq and afghanistan, work for is that business a while, had a close primary against an aggressive womaperson. but he won. there he is, a first term congressman in the house. he will be able to weigh in on the chuck hagel nomination. he has spoken eloquently on that. he is a real rising star in the house. he is already respected by his peers. he was involved with the speaker, paul ryan, and others, in trying to devise a tactical maneuver to get the debt ceiling moved back and to able to deal with sequester. he will have a tough decision in a few months. there's pressure on him in arkansas to run for senate in 2014 against price yoryor, a vulnerable dem
including fines and back taxes, undergo a background check and learn english and american civics. yesterday, marco rubio in florida sought to win over conservatives opposed to any deal with threats of amnesty. >> there are over 11 million workers undocumented. that's not something any wanted to see happen. it is what has happened. we have an obligation and need to address the reality of the situation we face. i think today is an important first step in what's going to be a significant complicated journey. the issue of immigration is not a simple one. we have the opportunity to do it right and if we do, i think we'll do a tremendous service to our country. snow jo . >> joe, remains to be seen how far this gets but you see john mccain and lindsey graham talking about what they're talking about in terms of a bill that even hints at amnesty. >> no doubt about it, things have changed in the last five years. there will still be conservatives in the house who want to be assured by marco rubio and john mccain and any conservative that supports this bill that won't be a repeat of 1996, that was an o
, claim the title. he needs to stay there seven years, pay the property taxes and hope the owner, bank of america in this case, forgets about the place. i'm no lawyer. that sounds a little sketchy. >>> we have pretty tough interviews on "starting point." nothing quite like this. a local reporter goes into an animal pen. see what happens. >> from the manatee county fair, linda carson, abc 7. would you not eat my pants? ahh! >> can we see that again about 100 times? >> not quite the same without the wonderful scream. >> she was at the manatee county fair reporting a story about kids who raise goats. she was completely fine. she was laughing, which is why we can show it again and again and again and again and again and rejoice in its overall awesomeness. >> i have to agree with will. the audio makes the story. >> and the smile on her face at the end. >>> learning more this morning about problems with boeing's batteries that the ntsb investigation is focused on. christine romans with a look on that. richard quest in davos to explain a little about that as well. christine, you start with me
there are rules to ensure competition and fair play. the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. revamp our tax code. reduce the cost of health care. medicare and medicaid and social security. they do not make us a nation of takers. the threat of climate change. sustainable energy sources. our forests and waterways, our crop lands and snow-capped peaks. seneca falls and selma and stonewall. earn a living equal to their efforts. our gay brothers and sisters welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants. the quiet lanes of newtown. >> joining me now, msnbc contributor jimmy williams and former rnc chairman and msnbc analyst michael still. gentlemen good to see you both. jimmy let me start witd you immediately. a lot of people criticized the president's speech. to be expected to some degree. did that sound like hey i won you lost. this is how it's going to be? >> i hate to break the news to people but that is exactly what happened. i went back this morning and looked at reagan's second inaugural and george bush jr.'s second inaugural. reagan talked about economics and the role of government. bush, terr
immigrants living in the u.s., requiring applicants undergo background checks, pay taxes and penalty and learn english. it would crack down on employers who hire undocumented workers. >> it won't be a quick process, but it will be a fair process and it will lift these individuals out of the shadows and give them a chance to earn their way to a green card and eventually to citizenship. >> rorter: the president's plan does not outline a guest worker program, nor does it tie a pathway to citizen ship to tighter border security, both part of the senate plan. >> that issue i think is a lifeline for most of us involving in this effort. >> reporter: rubio seemed to win rush limbaugh over. >> what you're doing is admirable and noteworthy. you are recognizing reality. >> reporter: some conservatives fear granting citizenship to undocumented immigrants may encourage more to come. >> it doesn't matter if it was clinton or if it was reagan. what we've learned is if you grant amnesty, what do you get? more amnesty. more illegal entry. and so what we want to make certain is that we have learned th
on rye kind of what we're seeing. here is one thing that we're watching. the payroll tax increase didn't bother us when the price of gasoline was down. but over the past few weeks, we've seen the price of gas go up by anywhere from 30 to -- 25 to 35 cents per gallon. that really puts an impact on $20 a week for 50,000 in income. that price in gasoline really was going to make double hit behind the increase in payroll taxes. >> that is an interesting point. i hadn't really thought about that. when it comes to the jobs number on friday, kevin, tell me what you think the market is looking for? what would be really good news and what would be look out? >> they want it big. the guys are going to probably pull bids out and put up some shorts going into it. i'd watch for an air pocket down. my own opinion is i think you'll see a number finally over 250. we're overdue for that number. and -- >> the dawn of february 1st? >> they don't have time to cook the books by february 1st on that, do they? huh? >> it's friday. >> they're supposed to be good at it, i don't know. >> well, they are -- >> i t
paycheck from higher social security taxes. ouch. next, $27 billion, that's how much taxpayers are going to lose on the government bailout from 2008. that is up from an estimate just a couple months ago. and finally, 44 years. that's how long deborah ford has worked for the postal service and she never took a sick day. the 64-year-old retires tomorrow. way to go. brian? >> brian: there is new signs of life in the housing market in the united states of america. the latest data shows home prices are actually inching up. so is now the right time to sell or down size to get out of debility? joining us now from nashville is dave ramsey. dave, are you optimistic things are turning around or is this just a regional turn around? >> well, all real estate is like politics, it's always regional it's always local. so we've had some markets that weren't hit nearly as hard by the recession and they've come back. some of them almost roaring back. we've got other areas of the country, and particular cities that are really still struggling. you just got to look around you in your particular area across t
taxes. i think one of the things that you're seeing is there is this change. i think it's happened much more quickly than a lot of people thought it would. mccain reverting back to the old mccain. lindsey graham who is facing probably a primary test down in south carolina, a state that is now 5% latino. one of the fastest-growing states in the terms of latino population down there. so i think we're going to see the sort of blood letting on the republican party along all of these issues, but i think at the end of the day mccain speaks for a majority of republicans who are looking at a way to reform their party and looking at these changing demographics. >> howard, the stakes are high for one republican in particular. senator marco rubio has been front and center on rush limbaugh's radio program making the case for immigration reform. while limbaugh praised him, he's also met his share of critics. see what david vitter told laura ingrham today. >> i love marco but i think he's amazingly naive on this issue. this is the same old formula we've dealt with before including when it passed in 1
of comments last week about the issue of a carbon tax. that is something that keeps coming up on capitol hill that perhaps a legislative solution to the climate change problem would help. explain what a carbon tax is. guest: a carbon tax is really the ultimate climate policy. it is what economists and the environmentalists say would be the policy that would make a fundamental change in the market and in the environment. it would put a price on carbon pollution. carbon pollution is the main source -- or green as gases -- are the main cause of climate change -- global warming. there are coal-fired power plants that are allowed to emit carbon pollution and they do not pay. the idea is that if carbon polluters were to have to start paying, it raises the price of fossil fuel and raise the price of these polluting sources of energy and that will fundamentally drive the market toward cleaner, low pollution energies. it is also politically controversial. pricing carbon pollution means raising the price of electricity, gasoline, all the funds and always which we drive our economy. i think it would be
that in our tax code. our tax code is so complicated because there are so many giveaways to the special interest groups or the well-connected that don't privilege americans that work hard and try to put food on the table. >> i have often wondered and explored this if people have an appetite for limited government? americans in general, the government keeps getting bigger. we struggle to obtain the a slower right of growth, which is a great vibtry in a way it is. have you found an appetite for limited government? or limited government for others and not for themselves? >> i believe so. i said often times in the campaign trail that the constitution is very popular and big government is not popular. that is where we should anchor our program and policies. you saw this in the president's speech on monday even though it was a very liberal speech. he didn't call for big government. >> the inaugural address? >> yeah, the inaugural address. that's because he knows what bill clinton knew in 1996, that big government is over. so i do think -- >> the era is over. >> yeah. again, if political leade
with him. i think this administration would much rather focus on guns and taxes and other social issues and not deal with the quagmire that is the middle east. the bush years were deep in iraq and afghanistan trying to get between the sunni and shia fight and i think this administration would rather not deal with it. sounds great, but i don't think that's an option because the foreign policy and the rest of the world comes knocking on your door and the way things are heading right now while we would like to ignore it or not i don't think we'll be able to. >> nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel, always good to see you. the invitation is open. i know you're not stateside much, but when you are, come back. >> i look forward to. >> now to what could shape up to be the senate race in 2014, the battle in kentucky. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell will be making a bid for a sixth term there and there's speculation that he could face a democrat who is pretty well known in her own right. her name is ashley judd. she made several appearances at inaugural parties last weekend and
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